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van Lente
cultural history of computers and automation ca 1945-1970
lecturer cultural history
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Cultural history of technology, which to me means how people understand, use, and speculate about technology, and how this changes over time and differs in relation to the cultural context. I am therefore especially interested in international comparisons and long-term histories (as well as good micro-studies!). Previously I have studied printing and nuclear power. My current research is about computers, robots and automation in the Netherlands 1945-1970.

De Mol
history and philosophy of computing
CNRS, permanent researcher
Savoirs, Textes, Langage, Université de Lille

- the history of computers and programming (current focus: ENIAC)
- history and epistemology of practices of computing
- history and philosophy of mathematical logic and computability theory
- research on limits of decidability and undecidability in models of computability (experimental and theoretical research)

Erik P.
History of Information
Director of Library Services
Hagley Museum and Library

Erik Rau comes to this subject more from the history of information, rather than from the history of computing, computers, or software. His current research is on the history of operations research, and so he has been interested in issues related to the collection, analysis, processing,and uses of information, particularly in modeling, simulation, and their relation to policymaking. His interest extends to the social relations and material culture at the heart of information processes. Rau's book project at the moment is about the adoption of operations research in the United States, 1942-52, but he also has in his sights on more contemporary contexts. He has drafted an article on libraries and their brief embrace of OR in the 1960s and 1970s, which addresses issues of library modernization and its impact on the information commons, which is to appear in a collection edited by W. Boyd Rayward. This volume will include a number of the articles that appeared in the double-issue on library/information science published by the Annals of the History of Computing in 2002. Much of the material developed during his year as the 2002-3 Garfield Fellow in the History of Scientific Information at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. He situates himself at the user end of of the history of computing universe. Rau is teaching at Drexel University and teaches a graduate seminar in the history of information.

Historical and social studies of computing and engineering
Associate Professor, Engineering Education and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University

Dr. Jesiek's research interests are focused on the epistemological, social, and historical dimensions of engineering and computing, with particular emphasis on subjects related to engineering education, electrical and computer engineering, and educational technology. He also maintains active research interests related to the global and ethical dimensions of engineering education and practice.

James (Jim) W.
History of information in society
Senior Research Fellow, CBI
University of Minnesota

James W. Cortada is the author of several dozen books on the management, use, and history of information technology. His most recent publications include the 3 volume Digital Hand (Oxford, 2004-08),The Digital Flood (OUP 2012), and All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States since 1870 (OUP 2016). He serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, Information and Culture, among others. I am writing a history of IBM.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Andrew L. Russell is Professor of History and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica and Albany, New York. Before joining SUNY Poly in 2016, he was associate professor of history and director of the Program in Science & Technology Studies at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He is the author of _Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and Networks_ (Cambridge University Press, 2014), co-editor (with Robin Hammerman) of _Ada's Legacy: Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age_ (ACM Press, 2015), and author of over a dozen articles and book chapters on the history of the Bell System, the American system of voluntary standards, modular design, and the history of computer networks such as Cyclades, OSI, the Arpanet, and the Internet. He is Chair of SIGCIS, an international collective of historians of computing and information.

artificial intelligence
Distinguished Research Professor
operating vintage hardware and software
Collection Manager
Living Computers: Museum + Labs

Software preservation. Hardware preservation. Interpreting this working equipment together. Sharing our collection and resources with other scholars, students, and researchers.

Ph.D. Candidate
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Computer History
American Computer & Robotics Museum

Computer History

Doctoral Student
Stony Brook University
Assistant Professor, Science and Technology in Society
Virginia Tech

Janet Abbate's interests are Internet history, women in computing, and IT policy.

computer history

Besides being a husband and a father, I like to travel and I enjoy researching and writing about scripophily (antique stock and bond certificates). I am a voluntary writer for Scripophily magazine. Currently I am working on a new project, the Internet Scripophily Museum of Computing (ISMOC) :

Computer and Network Security
Principal Engineering Fellow
Raytheon BBN Technologies